Summary of Intentional Connections for Welcoming Communities: Improving Settlement for Privately Sponsored Refugees in Ontario through Settlement Sponsor Collaboration

Project partners OCASI and Refugee 613 observed gaps in knowledge, relationships and operations between private sponsors and the formal settlement sector in Canada. These gaps often “become cracks that negatively affected the settlement journey of [sponsored] refugees.” This report summarizes the approach taken by the Allies for Refugee Integration (ARI) Project to create more welcoming communities for privately sponsored refugees.

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